Thursday, May 28, 2015

April Monthly Report


Our praetors, Sextus Lucilius Tutor & Aulus Liburnius Hadrianus, appointed one of the more proficient latinists among us, Aulus Scribonius Nasica, as a praetorial scribe to assist in Latin matters.


Parilia was celebrated, it being the 2768th anniversary of the founding of Rome, and a celebration was held in Pannonia, with Pontifex Cornelius Lentulus officiating.

In other news, Gnaeus Horatius Carbo has opened a new business establishment in Ostrava, Czech Republic (Boihaemum): The Aventin bar; and it is now open for business.


The collegium augurum took a new step by opening a discussion to the main forum for public feedback on the practice of blood sacrifice. A healthy debate ensued, with lively discussion and thoughtful arguments being offered both for and against the practice. Perhaps such public discussions of important ancient practices will likewise yield great insight into the will and disposition of the citizens of our republic.

The Top 5 Most Discussed Topics of the Month
1. Most valued works from/about ancient Rome
2. The role of blood sacrifice in the Cultus Deorum
3. The opening of the Aventin bar in Boihaemum
4. Cornelius Sulla's return home
5. Aemilius Crassus' surgery

Recommended Links: 
- Podcast 8.3: Predecessors of Satan from Persia (Zoroastrianism) 
- Podcast 6.5: Associations and the Roman Empire
- Podcast 6.4: Associations and Greco-Roman Society – The City
- Podcast 6.2: Social, Religious, and Burial Activities of Associations
- Podcast 4.6: Honouring the Emperors as Gods
- Podcast 4.4: Messages from the Gods – Apollo at Claros and Didyma

- The eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius
Mt. Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D.